Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I Want My Country Back

I want my country back. You know, the one where all men (and women) are created equal, the one that's a democracy, not a theocracy or oligarchy. I want my country, the one that is tolerant of everyone regardless of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation or financial status, back. I want my country, which refuses to invade another sovereign country, back. I want back the country where individuals care about each other, that puts people before profits. I want back my country where cooperation with civilized disagreement is the norm. I want legislators who care more about doing the right thing for their constituents and less about getting reelected. I want a country where everyone is a first class citizen, not just the chosen few. I want a country where the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. I want a country that cares for its most vulnerable citizens. I want a country where public education is the best in the world. I want a country with where health care is affordable and available for all citizens. I want my country back.

3 comments:

Lily said...

You had me right up to the last bit - was healthcare ever affordable and available for all citizens in the US? Over here, we've always had the impression that healthcare was limited to the amount of insurance people had? I like your manifesto though, run for office!

jutka said...

This so beautiful, Robyn, and I know that so many of us feels the same way. But how? Seems to me the whole World is changing so rapidly that sometimes I wonder where are we going?

rilera said...

You're right Lily, healthcare is limited to the amount of insurance people have in the US. I like the path that Mr. Obama has been leading us down. I get so frustrated with those who are attacking him as he tries to fix the mess made from the previous administration. No politician is perfect but I think he is earnest in trying to make things right for this country.